Monday was a federal holiday here in the U.S. so I completely blanked out on blogging on Tuesday because Tuesday felt like Monday. Whoops!
Better late than never, here is my work in progress: the front of my gansey-type sweater.
I’m about two-thirds done with the front (yay three-day weekend) so I have high hopes for finishing the front this weekend and getting a start on a sleeve.
I did take some time out from knitting on this to start a swatch in a different yarn. Can anyone guess what the yarn is?
I’ll give you two hints: it is a cotton/acrylic blend and it is worsted weight.
The winner of my review copy of Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett (illustrated by Jon Klassen) is “Stacy and the rugrats,” who has (have?) been emailed. Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway.
Speaking of Giveaways . . .
I got something exciting in the mail the other day. This:
This is the new “Crafter’s Tool Butler” by Jordana Paige, who was nice enough to send me one for review. (Note that I shamelessly pulled the photos of this case from her website since they are far nicer than any I can take here on a dark afternoon.)
The cases is made from an attractive vegan-friendly PVC and is available in 4 colors: black onyx, bronze, deep red, and eggplant purple.
Mine is bronze.
It has six flat pockets for all sizes of double-pointed needles and crochet hooks, as well as a mesh pocket for small items such as safety pins, stitch markers and darning needles.
There is also a knitting needle and crochet hook inventory chart included.
And there are four zippered accordion pockets for circular needles with label inserts for custom numbering.
It is 10.5″ long by 6.5″ tall by 2″ thick — compact enough to tuck into a medium-sized purse or knitting bag. I foresee that I will find it extremely useful for knitting on the go, something I do a lot of.
You can purchase the Crafter’s Tool Butler from the Jordana Paige website here. There’s also a link on that page to a store locator so you can purchase it locally.
Did I mention how nice Jordana Paige was to send me one? She actually sent me two: one is for me and one is for one of my blog readers.
I’m keeping the bronze one, so I’m giving away the black onyx one. Who wants it?
Leave a comment on this blog post by 12:00 noon Eastern Time on Tuesday January 24, 2012. I’ll choose the winner at random then.
Lucy is very excited about the whole contest thing.